Day Three: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

30daysofchristmas2016Well, Day Two is over and our winner of Tinnean’s Houseboat on the Nile is…Elizabeth Gray! WOOT!

The farther we get into this giveaway the more fun I have! Today, I have a new-ish author for you. This guy happens to be a member of my local RWA chapter. The Orange County Chapter of RWA probably has the biggest concentration of MM authors outside of the Rainbow Writers chapter.  It boasts Tara Lain, who will be Chapter President for 2017, KC Burn, Z.A. Maxfield, me and Caraway Carter! So today’s giveaway is from Caraway who writes for MLR Press!

me-bunny-earsCaraway Carter has worn numerous hats. He’s been a furniture salesman, a dresser, a costumer, an actor/waiter, a rabble rouser, a poet and most recently a writer. He married his husband on Halloween and they are the loving parents of an adorable cat named Molly. He loves words and stringing them together, he loves sex and sexy men, he loves seeing how far his muse will take him and he’s looking forward to entertaining you.





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Hawaiian Trunks

In Hawaii for the wedding of his lovers, Toby Lee wonders if he’ll ever find a love like Clay & Colin. When he meets Wolff, a hot bartender, over the course of a weekend he thinks it could just be possible. Toby Lee puts his foot down and decides that his love life is far more important than the so-called friends who take advantage of him. A broken law, handcuffs and a kiss might just seal the deal on his future.

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For a chance to win a copy of Hawaiian Trunks, and to check out a new author, please leave a comment on this blog post.

I just love new authors, don’t you? I love finding something not many people know about so I can tell EVERYONE! 🙂 Coming up in the next few days are more MM authors for you to discover or renew your acquaintance with, authors like Lucy Felthouse, AE Ryecart, Draven St. James, and Elizabeth Varlet! I’m even more excited than I was yesterday! If you aren’t, you should be! 😉

Happy Holidays!


Day Two: 30 Days of Christmas 2016

30daysofchristmas2016The winner of yesterday’s giveaway of an ebook and audiobook copy of Broken Bonds is…SADIE! YAY!

Now, today I’ve a real treat for you! I love books about spies. I think it’s a throwback to how much I loved the Bond movies when I was a teenager.  So I’m really excited to bring you Houseboat on the Nile by Tinnean!

Tinnean has been writing since the 3rd grade, where she was inspired to try her hand at epic poetry. Fortunately, that epic poem didn’t survive the passage of time; however, her love of writing not only survived but thrived, and in high school she became a member of the magazine staff, where she contributed a number of stories.

It was with the advent of the family’s second computer – the first intimidated everyone – that her writing took off, enhanced in part by fanfiction, but mostly by the wonder that is copy and paste.

While involved in fandom, she was nominated for both Rerun and Light My Fire Awards. Now she concentrates on her original characters and has been published by Nazca Plains, Dreamspinner, JMS Books, and Wilde City, as well as being self-published. Recent novels have received honorable mention in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Rainbow Awards, and two of the 2014 submissions were finalists.

A New Yorker at heart, she resides in SW Florida with her husband, two computers, and a Surface 3.

Ernest Hemingway’s words reflect Tinnean’s devotion to her craft: Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.

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houseboat-on-the-nileBlurb for Houseboat on the Nile:

Mark Vincent is WBIS—Washington Bureau of Intelligence and Security. Quinton Mann is staunchly CIA. Mark thinks the CIA is full of dilettantes who leave him and the rest of the WBIS to clean up their messes. Quinn thinks most WBIS agents are sociopathic loose cannons. So they don’t exactly get along.

Of course, just because they don’t like each other doesn’t mean they can’t play mind games on each other. Or sleep together. But when an explosion at Mark’s apartment sends Quinn to the morgue to ID a body, he has to reevaluate his position on denial.

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If you’d like to sample her earlier works, they can be found at

So there you have it! Day Two = Spy vs Spook for you! For a chance to win a copy of this great book (I love her spies!) leave a comment on this blog post.

Don’t forget to come back every day through Dec 30 for more MM book giveaway madness from such authors as Jaime Samms, Shawn Bailey, Sloan Parker, Emily Carrington, Megan Slayer, AC Katt, SJ Frost, B.A. Tortuga, and Laura Baumbach! I’m excited and you should be too. 😉

Happy Holidays!


Day One: 30 Days of Christmas 2016


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Yay! It’s Day One of my 30 Days of Christmas. Today, I’m going to start out the fun with a book of mine, a Christmas book. A very kinky BDSM Christmas book. And I’m going to treat myself as if I’m one of the authors who will be giving away their books here in the days to come. So you’ll get my bio and the book info just as if I were the guest.

It’s my hope that this post will get shared in so many places that lots of  MM readers will come by all month and check out all the authors.  No matter how popular you are as an author, we all need more readers! What better way than if every author who signed up shares the daily post and gets their readers to come by? Every author will get some love from new readers this way. And as MM readers and authors, aren’t we all about LOVE IS LOVE?

So without further ado, today’s author is Lex Valentine who is giving away a copy of her holiday book Broken Bonds in both ebook and audiobook so you can read and listen at the same time!

IMG2016_smYou could say Lex is driven to put words on paper. Well, digital paper.  At the beginning of this decade her love of romance books took her to author sites which led to more writing and the creation of a blog called Sunlight Sucks. That’s where author Jennifer Leeland first saw her work and encouraged (cough *bullied* cough) her to submit her writing to publishers.

Now an award winning, multi-published, PAN author, Lex is a member of Romance Writers of America and active in her local Orange County chapter.  Despite how distinguished that sounds, Lex is still driven by the written word, driven to write them and read them. At one time she had so many books her husband banned her from bringing home anything but digital editions.

Born and raised in Salinas, California, home of the California Rodeo, Lex moved to Southern California in 1992. Creative and a little left of center, with her writing and graphic arts as the main focus of her life these days, Lex is a minority in conservative Orange County where she lives with Rott, her long haired, tattooed husband and a bunch of cats she calls Babies. She has one daughter, a millennial who is an artist and gamer. Lex loves loud rock music from any era, builds her own computers, wears body jewelry in her ears and has a double helix threaded with purple titanium. Purple is her favorite color of course. A former IT Geek, Lex works full-time as a bean counter at a 105 year old cemetery.

You can find out more about Lex and her books at Or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… just click one of the icons in the sidebar. 🙂

BrokenBonds_200Broken Bonds

The one thing Haven Noel wants for his Christmas birthday is for his master, Kellen, to love him. But the wonderful Christmas Eve Haven plans for his master goes awry and instead of receiving his master’s love, Haven ends up on the street without his collar. Heartbroken, Haven heads to the club where he and Kellen originally met, only to find it closed.

With a blizzard descending and nowhere to go, Haven curls up on the club doorstep, courting death. Hopeless and shattered, on the verge of losing consciousness, he makes a wish for Kellen to find happiness some day. Two angels with a vested interest in Haven and Kellen’s happiness hear his wish and conspire with Kellen’s family to save Haven’s life, bring love back to Kellen’s heart and give them both the best kinky Christmas ever.

Available at Amazon,  All Romance eBooks, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.

Broken Bonds, Souls in Bondage Book 1

Narrated by Chris Chambersbrokenbonds_audio_300

 For a chance to win the ebook AND the audiobook, leave a comment! The winner will be announced the next day.

Tell all your friends! We’re giving away MM books all month long here at Sunlight Sucks! Are you wondering who is coming up? How about Tara LainJM DabneyTinneanRider JacobsFelice Stevens… and AJ Llewellyn.  Does that get you going? It should! And there are more to come! I’ll hint around with more names tomorrow. So you have to come back if you want to know. 😉

Leave a comment! Show us some love!

Happy Holidays!


At Long Last Love!

30daysofchristmas2016So after three years of no 30 Days of Christmas…it’s back! Thirty days of romance books given away! Only this time I’m scaling it back a little. I’m not starting the day after Christmas (obviously.) I’m not doing MF (more on that later.) And it’s only thirty days exactly, from December 1 to December 30. So thirty days of MM book goodness. Included in the thirty days are books from me and books from some of your favorite MM authors. It’s my hope to bring some Christmas spirit to MM readers this year and for MM authors (me included) to find new readers! All of the posts will have giveaways which readers can try to win by leaving a comment. Some posts will have additional prizes you can win by participating in a call to action.

If you’re a reader, this could be your lucky month! The winners each day are chosen my Rott, my hubs. He does this in a really scientific way…he gives me a number. The comment for that day that matches the number is the winner. Rott doesn’t read my blog (he doesn’t read any blogs) so he has no idea who you people are. 😉

Thirty days of romance books you could win. From my friends and fellow authors at Loose Id, from indie LGBT authors that you love, and maybe authors who are new to you! That’s a whole lotta love!

Come back tomorrow to see what I’ve got in store for you on Day One!


Extraction – Cover Reveal

By now, most of you have learned from my Facebook account that I signed with Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Agency. Yes, I have an agent! Which means I’m doing NaNo in order to finish Out of the Pocket by December 1 for her. Feel free to be my writing buddy there. I’m Lex Valentine. (Duh. LOL)

But I’m not here today to talk about NaNo and other news. I’m here to reveal the cover for my newest book, Extraction. This military MM novella will be released by MLR Press on November 18.  You can probably guess who the cover artist is. 😉

Meanwhile, here’s the pretty!


Two soldiers, former lovers, each think they are saving the other from a South American drug cartel, all the while rehashing their broken relationship.

Green Beret Shane Cullen has been undercover for the DEA with a South American drug cartel. Eighteen months into his assignment, and unbeknownst to Shane, the cartel’s number two man is captured by the U.S. Marshals and starts to talk. Shane’s mission becomes endangered. His Special Forces commander calls in a favor and pulls in Shane’s former lover and teammate Elliott Hutchens for an extraction.

Elliott hasn’t seen Shane in almost two years, since his lover walked out on him. But Shane’s in trouble and doesn’t know it, so Elliott can’t refuse the mission. Getting himself captured by the cartel in order to force Shane to rescue him is the easy part. The hard part comes when Shane discovers he’s the real extraction, not Elliott. Shane’s bad temper ended their relationship once before. Will it get in the way again or can these two soldiers work through their issues and find their way to a happy ever after?

Extraction will be available for purchase on November 18, my oldest brother’s 76th birthday. I think that’s a sign of good luck, don’t you?

If you would like to win a copy of Extraction when it’s released, leave a comment. On release day, I’ll be back to let hubs pick a winner.

You know, it’s good to be back, even if hardly anyone knows or remembers me. 😉

November 18: Hubs picked Brad’s comment number so he will receive a copy of Extraction! Everyone else is invited to come by the release day party for another chance to win a copy! Congrats, Brad!